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Discovering FREE Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

Free Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

  It was during a trip to New Zealand back in 2008 that I first heard about the free guided meditation courses of Vipassana. Taking place in dedicated centres around the world, these 10 day retreats are conducted in silence and offer a step-by-step chance to learn a very specific sort of meditation technique. The […]

Hiking the Loop: A Solo Female Walking Quilotoa in Ecuador

Walking the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador

  The green of the open valley stretched as far I could see. Broken only by the odd tree or patch of scrub, it flowed up the to the mountain ridges on each side and looked smooth and soft, like a green dustsheet that had pull over the furniture of these Andean hills to cover […]

5 Reasons I’m Glad I Prioritised Travel over Career in my 20’s

5 Reasons I’m Glad I Prioritised Travel over Career in my 20’s

When I was at school it was an almost anticipated expectation that I’d either be a lawyer or a journalist by the age of 25. You know, somebody with opinions, money and a high-flying career. School was easy and enjoyable for me you see and with supportive parents, a gifted confidence and all the opportunity […]

The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

Overrated Latin America

  Having spent over 2 years travelling up and down this fabulous stretch of the globe, it goes without saying that I’m pretty enchanted by Latin America, its places and its people. That said, there will always be disappointments along the road, especially when you are a foreigner and tourism is big business. As such, […]

5 Reasons I Miss Living in London

Why I Miss Living in London

  From 2008 onwards, I lived in London for roughly 3 years. Studying and working there in my mid-20s provided some of the funniest and best memories of my life. Rich with theatre, art, exploration and ecstasy I loved the city’s versatility as well as its wildness. I loved its multiculturalism as well as its […]